Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Expanding Crab Nebula

Click the image to go to the APOD site where you can read a description and click the picture a couple more times to get the high resolution version where you can zoom around and explore.

Here's a video showing the expansion form 1999 to 2012.  What will it look like in another 13 years?  Should we call it Crab Change and implore the scientists to somehow tax us back to the stone age to find a way to keep it from expanding? :)

M1: The Crab Nebula Supernova Remnant (animation) from Adam Block on Vimeo.


  1. I love these beautiful wonders that you post, Kid!

    Respites for me.

    1. AOW ;-) They have some great stuff don't they? Some tax money that actually went to something worthwhile. Thanks for saying so. They are amazing and I love big picture stuff.